Hot on the heels of Yellow Ostrich's announcement of new album Strange Land, we're gifted with our first taste of their updated sound. Since The Mistress, Alex Schaaf has added a bunch of talented instrumentalists to his lineup and Strange Land will be our first taste at them composing songs as a band rather than just filling out Schaaf's bedroom-y loops. When new track "Marathon Runner" begins, you're almost fooled into thinking it's a song off The Mistress with its layered loops of Schaaf's voice remiscient of "Libraries" before exploding into a high energy rock jaunt. If this is what we can expect of the new album, it might go down as one of the best albums of 2012. Whether that's true, we won't know until March but "Marathon Runner" certainly makes the wait bearable.
Marathon Runner by Yellow Ostrich